Big changes in German politics will also affect Slovakia: What awaits us after the defeat of Merkel’s CDU ?!
How will the situation in Slovakia affect the election in Germany, the strongest European economy? The connection can be, above all, stronger than it seems at first glance.
Experts agree that the goal is whether the Christian Democrats will retain the power of the Christian Democrats in the office of Angela Merkel (67) or the country will be dominated by the Social Democrats of Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (63). They can win, but they are not sure if they will be able to form a government. What are the individual development scenarios and what next with Slovak carmakers?
The German parliamentary elections turned out to be ambiguous and some political scientists speak of a heel. The reactions of the German media, which describe the situation with headlines such as “Two Hopeful Offices” or “The Chess Game Begins”, also testify to the fact that negotiations on the creation of the future cabinet may not be entirely simple.
Although the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), led by Finance Minister Scholz, won the election, Merkel’s double-block Christian Democratic Union of Germany / Christian-Social Union of Germany (CDU / CSU) ended just behind them. The party that has dominated German politics for decades has its head in mourning because it recorded the worst election result since 1949.
Although the office is more likely to win the Scholz election, CDU / CSU leader Armin Laschet has little chance. Even in the pre-election debates, he announced that the winner of the election will not be the one who gets the most votes, but the one who manages to form a functioning government.
Decisive Greens and Liberals
All eyes are now on the parties that finished in third and fourth place, the Greens and the Liberals of the Free Democratic Party (FDP). It is the attitudes of these two entities that will decide whether the Christian or Social Democrats will have the upper hand at the end of the day. The Greens are a little closer to socialism, with which they understand the Greens, while liberals tend to be CDU / CSU, with whom they are associated with a reluctance to raise taxes.
According to analysts, the rise of Scholz and his SPD to power without the assistance of the CDU / CSU could mean a turn towards green issues. The tandem of the Social Democrats and the Greens could significantly accelerate Germany’s transition to a carbon-free economy. The CDU / CSU block is also not blind to green issues, it no longer takes into account the interests of German companies.
It is precisely whether social democracy is maintained in power in some form that or find themselves outside the government, according to analysts influencing how fast Europe’s largest economy will seek the least fossil fuels and push for the introduction of renewable energy sources.
According to INEKO analyst Petr Goliáš, it is at this point that the German permitted negotiations also very closely affect Slovak cars., which a possible new green wave from Germany could start threatening sooner than they expected.